Kane and Salah set up Golden Boot shootout heading into final two games

Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah are neck and neck in the race for Premier League Golden Boot, with both players netting 22 goals apiece so far this season.

Both forwards found the back of the net on Sunday, with Kane scoring Spurs’ opener against Wolves and Salah scoring Liverpool’s equaliser against West Brom.

With just two games remaining this season, the race to see who will win the Golden Boot looks set to go down to the wire.

Bruno Fernandes sits behind the pair with 18 goals, followed by Kane’s Tottenham team-mate Son Heung-min (17) and Everton goalscorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin (16).

Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah are neck and neck in the race for Premier League Golden Boot, having both scored 22 goals so far this season

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s win over West Brom, Jamie Redknapp told Sky Sports: “We’ve got a nice little race going on. He [Salah] will want that. They’ve got three good fixtures to come, where he’ll believe there are goals. Burnley and Palace.

“He wants individual records, he’s that sort of player, but he also wants to win team trophies. Thirty goals again this season, he’s one player who can say, ‘I’ve done my bit this year’.”

Jamie Vardy won the Golden Boot last year
Jamie Vardy won the Golden Boot last year

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said last month that the potential of winning the Golden Boot was an extra incentive for Salah, saying: “Yes, of course. A football player has 15 years, maybe 17 or 18 in some cases, in their career.

“It is a time in your life when you are at your physical best and you want to squeeze everything you can out of your career. Most of the players never win the Golden Boot.

“If you win it once it is a big achievement. If you win it twice it is a really big achievement, if you can win it a third time, there are not many players who have won it three times.

“Strikers have to be selfish. I have never met an unselfish striker. You can be the nicest person in the world but in the end you want to score goals and that means you do not see players in the same shirt.

“He [Salah] is just a natural goalscorer, he wants to score goals. That is something he has developed later in his career. That is what world-class players do [score season after season]. Knowing your own quality helps you get back on track quicker than others.”

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